Administrative district Makarovsky District
Urban okrug Makarovsky Urban Okrug
Local time Sunday 6:16 AM
|Federal subject Sakhalin Oblast|
Administrative center of Makarovsky District
Administrative center of Makarovsky Urban Okrug
|Weather -6°C, Wind NW at 16 km/h, 68% Humidity|
Makarov (Russian: Мака́ров) is a coastal town and the administrative center of Makarovsky District of Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, located on the eastern coast of the Sakhalin Island, 235 kilometers (146 mi) north of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Population: 6,705 (2010 Census); 7,271 (2002 Census); 11,351 (1989 Census).
Map of Makarov, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, 694140
It was founded in 1892. It was called Shirutoru (知取町) in 1905–1945 when the southern part of Sakhalin belonged to Japan. It was renamed Makarov (after the Russian admiral Stepan Makarov) and granted town status in 1946.
Administrative and municipal status
Within the framework of administrative divisions, Makarov serves as the administrative center of Makarovsky District and is subordinated to it. As a municipal division, the town of Makarov and ten rural localities of Makarovsky District are incorporated as Makarovsky Urban Okrug.